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Racoosin High School to Be Established in Israel; Philanthropist Honored

December 13, 1965
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American Jewish leaders in all walks of life honored Theodore F. Racoosin, noted Jewish leader, who is active in many major undertakings for Israel in the United States, on the occasion of his 70th birthday and the establishment of the Theodore R. Racoosin Comprehensive High School in Ramleh, Israel. A reception for Mr. Racoosin was tendered by the Israel Education Fund, to which Mr. Racoosin made a large contribution for the establishment of the high school.

Joseph Meyerhoff, chairman of the Israel Education Fund, which was established by the United Jewish Appeal in 1964, presiding at the affair, said that the Racoosin School will contain 26 classrooms, six workshops, three laboratories, a library, a gymnasium, a dining hall and kitchen, an auditorium and an outdoor theater. He read numerous messages of congratulations to Mr. Racoosin sent by leading personalities in this country and Israel.

Mr. Racoosin, who was born in New York, has been active in the United Jewish Appeal leadership since the UJA was established. He is now the chairman of the UJA Israel Education Fund of Greater New York. He has also established the Theodore Racoosin Student Loan Fund, which helps needy and deserving students finish their college educations with interest-free loans, repayable at the rate of $5 a month after graduation. Another of his philanthropic projects is the Racoosin Foundation, which places original works of art in museums and colleges throughout the country, for the benefit of art students. The Foundation has also established a chair in molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot.

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